Game: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
System: Nintendo DS
Developer: Matrix Software
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: 2010
Are you one of those curmudgeons who constantly pines for the "good ol' days" of the Final Fantasy franchise? (Which would be back when Final Fantasy IV, V and VI were released, by the way.) If so, this is the game for you. In many ways, it recalls Final Fantasy V--although this game's characters aren't as developed and its class/job system isn't as deep. The 4 Heroes of Light is quite a bit more difficult than that title, though--for instance, the appropriately named Chaos may be the most difficult last boss I've ever encountered in a Final Fantasy game--which counts for a lot in my opinion. Also, it includes four, 100-floor bonus towers that open up near the finale and greatly extend the life--and enjoyment--of this charming throwback of an RPG.
See also: Previous 'Great Gaymathon' posts